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27 Possible Causes for Prominent Trapezius Muscles

  • Muscle Strain

    Injuries are common to the trapezius and sternomastoid muscles, the large muscles that do the major the work of neck turning.[medicinenet.com] Smaller muscles that attach to the bony prominences of the neck can also be strained.[medicinenet.com]

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

    […] labral lesionsMuscle imbalanceScapular motion defectsTight posterior capsule Paralysis of the trapezius muscle Presentation of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Pain, especially[boneandspine.com] […] humeral greater tuberosity Trauma Overhead activity Rotator cuff overloadEccentric muscle overloadGlenohumeral instabilityWeakness of the long head of the biceps tendonGlenoid[boneandspine.com] III] Os acromialeOsteophyte Calcific deposits in the subacromial space Acromioclavicular arthrosis leading to inferior osteophytes Hypertrophy of Coracoacromial ligament Prominent[boneandspine.com]

  • Acromioclavicular Separation

    The clavicle may be displaced into the substance of the trapezius muscle 5.[radsource.us] The acromioclavicular ligament and insertions of the deltoid and trapezius muscles are torn 3.[radsource.us] On physical examination, the upper extremity droops inferiorly and the clavicle is notably prominent 1.[radsource.us]

  • Faciocardiomelic Syndrome

    (fā″sh(ē-)ō-kar″dē-ō-mē′lik ) [ facies cardio- ¹melo- ] A rare, usually lethal autosomal recessive disorder in which the heart, limbs, jaws and tongue are malformed at birth.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Hepatic Sarcoidosis

    […] and sternocleidomastoid muscles Tongue deviation and atrophy Meningeal involvement Headache is a prominent feature Aseptic meningitis (mononuclear pleocytosis with increased[chronicillnessrecovery.org] […] field defects, pupillary abnormalities, dry and sore eyes Facial droop, slurred speech, impaired swallowing, hoarseness Vertigo, sensorineural deafness, tinnitus Weakness of trapezius[chronicillnessrecovery.org]

  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

    RESULTS: The trapezius (100% of the patients) and serratus anterior (85% of the patients) were the most and earliest affected muscles in FSHD, followed by the latissimus dorsi[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] METHODS: We propose an MRI protocol evaluating neck and upper girdle muscles.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] One hundred-eight consecutive symptomatic FSHD patients and 45 patients affected by muscular dystrophies and myopathies with prominent upper girdle involvement underwent this[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    Second is a cordlike upper border of the trapezius muscle appearing like a horn on the calf's heads.[ruralneuropractice.com] Third is a prominent upper medial part of the infraspinatus muscle with sharply demarcated wasting of the lower and lateral part, looking like a downward directed ear of the[ruralneuropractice.com]

  • Distal Myopathy

    Second is a cordlike upper border of the trapezius muscle appearing like a horn on the calf's heads.[ruralneuropractice.com] Third is a prominent upper medial part of the infraspinatus muscle with sharply demarcated wasting of the lower and lateral part, looking like a downward directed ear of the[ruralneuropractice.com]

  • Torticollis

    The main neck muscles that are most prominently involved, are the sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, levator scapulae and splenius capitis.[necksolutions.com] Torticollis results in a fixed or dynamic posturing of the head and neck in tilt, rotation, and flexion. [1] Spasms of the sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, and other neck muscles[emedicine.com] On occasion, when the muscles in the neck contract, they can cause tightness and contractions in the whole body. The pain may become worse and, in many cases, severe.[necksolutions.com]

  • Renal Sarcoidosis

    […] and sternocleidomastoid muscles Tongue deviation and atrophy Meningeal involvement Headache is a prominent feature Aseptic meningitis (mononuclear pleocytosis with increased[chronicillnessrecovery.org] […] field defects, pupillary abnormalities, dry and sore eyes Facial droop, slurred speech, impaired swallowing, hoarseness Vertigo, sensorineural deafness, tinnitus Weakness of trapezius[chronicillnessrecovery.org]

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